Home Television Drama Whirlybirds


1 9 5 8 – 1 9 6 2 (USA)
111 x 25 minute episodes

PT Moore (Craig Hill) and Chuck Martin (Kenneth Tobey) were ex-American Air Force pilots operating a Bell helicopter charter service – the Whirlybird Service of Longwood Field, California (call sign Seven-Five-Bravo) – with some crime-fighting on the side, of course.

They were also hired for daredevil rescues – in fact, anything that required airborne stunt action.

Janet Culver (Sandra Spence) was their original ground assistant until she was replaced by Helen Carter (Nancy Hale). Al (Joe Perry) was the base mechanic.

The series was extremely popular in its day, with a directors’ rota that included Robert Altman.

Pete “PT” Moore 
Craig Hill
Chuck Martin 

Kenneth Tobey
Janet Culver

Sandra Spence
Helen Carter

Nancy Hale
Joe Perry
Sheriff Rollo Brice
Robert B. Williams